Islamist Militia Group Says It Has ‘Secured’ a U.S. Embassy Compound in Libya

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TRIPOLI, Libya — An Islamist-allied militia group said it has “secured” a U.S. embassy compound in Libya’s capital on Sunday, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting.

An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside. Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched.

A commander for the Dawn of Libya group said his forces had entered, and been in control of the compound since last week, when they wrested control of the embassy from a rival rebel faction. Read more…

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